Sweet Vintage Dreams

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Description

A romantic and and vintage room is her perfect spot to have sweet dreams.

Design Inspiration

This is the nursery I put together for my daughter. Her name is Lydia, after my great grandmother, so I wanted the room to have a vintage feel to it just like her name. I wanted it to be feminine and romantic, but baby friendly. I also kept in mind that big brother would be in there a lot too.

Decorating Style

DIY projects with a vintage appeal on a budget with high hopes.

Project Details

I had in my mind exactly what I wanted her room to look like, which of course led me to many dead ends in shopping for it. I made my son's bedding and room decor so decided to do the same for her. I made the crib bumper on high density foam to avoid it sagging once she started pulling herself up, and closed each end with velcro so it could be removed and washed. The crib skirt is one I had seen online for $600, but made myself. A long and tedious project, not necessarily hard. It was so worth it though, I love it. I made full length curtain panels in the same fabric to add dramatic feel, and covered the glider seat cushions (originally blue) as well. I found this amazing dresser on Craigs List and couldn't have made one better myself! I bought a nightstand at Goodwill and painted it to match the dresser. I loved the antique open frame I found at a garage sale and framed her name and hung them from the wire. The chandelier is from Ikea, which I had longed for for years prior! The first purchase once I found out she was a girl.

Favorite Items

The dresser by far, the chandelier, and the crib skirt.

Advice

Keep the main pieces neutral (walls, floor, furniture) so that the pink doesn't over take the room and feel like a pepto bismol explosion. Look for antique finds in cheap places and refinish them to fit your look. 

13 Comments

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    Finally a pink room that doesn’t clobber you with its pinkness :)  I think that I just fell in love with the cute LYDIA lettering you have on that wall, such simple and sweet touch. I so love your crib skirt!  I think that you could sell that as well.  I also think the mobile is one of my favorites, and I’m thinking you also made that yourself.  What fabric did you use for the white flowers?

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    @Lauren- Unfortunately (for you AND I) I don’t know the color! This room was my office before making it the nursery and I chose this color then. When I went to touch up a few spots I couldn’t find the paint can:( I tried to cut out a swatch from behind the light switch plate and color match it but it didn’t match very well.

     

    @CreativeCrumbs- I did make the mobile! I just used large silk flowers, removed the center plastic pieces, and stitched them together. The crib skirt is A LOT of work, but maybe one of these days Ill have some extra time and make a few to sell;)

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    @Lauren- Unfortunately (for you AND I) I don’t know the color! This room was my office before making it the nursery and I chose this color then. When I went to touch up a few spots I couldn’t find the paint can:( I tried to cut out a swatch from behind the light switch plate and color match it but it didn’t match very well.

     

    @CreativeCrumbs- I did make the mobile! I just used large silk flowers, removed the center plastic pieces, and stitched them together. The crib skirt is A LOT of work, but maybe one of these days Ill have some extra time and make a few to sell;)

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    @Lauren- Unfortunately (for you AND I) I don’t know the color! This room was my office before making it the nursery and I chose this color then. When I went to touch up a few spots I couldn’t find the paint can:( I tried to cut out a swatch from behind the light switch plate and color match it but it didn’t match very well.

     

    @CreativeCrumbs- I did make the mobile! I just used large silk flowers, removed the center plastic pieces, and stitched them together. The crib skirt is A LOT of work, but maybe one of these days Ill have some extra time and make a few to sell;)

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    @Lauren- Unfortunately (for you AND I) I don’t know the color! This room was my office before making it the nursery and I chose this color then. When I went to touch up a few spots I couldn’t find the paint can:( I tried to cut out a swatch from behind the light switch plate and color match it but it didn’t match very well.

     

    @CreativeCrumbs- I did make the mobile! I just used large silk flowers, removed the center plastic pieces, and stitched them together. The crib skirt is A LOT of work, but maybe one of these days Ill have some extra time and make a few to sell;)

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    @Lauren- Unfortunately (for you AND I) I don’t know the color! This room was my office before making it the nursery and I chose this color then. When I went to touch up a few spots I couldn’t find the paint can:( I tried to cut out a swatch from behind the light switch plate and color match it but it didn’t match very well.

     

    @CreativeCrumbs- I did make the mobile! I just used large silk flowers, removed the center plastic pieces, and stitched them together. The crib skirt is A LOT of work, but maybe one of these days Ill have some extra time and make a few to sell;)

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    This is simply beautiful! I love the soft pink and the white together. My fave is the frame above the bed with her name on it!

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    Great job! Love the vintage feel without it being over-whelmingly girlie. It’s perfect :) We’re expecting a baby girl and I’m hoping I can pull off a similar feel. I love antiques and am looking forward to shopping! Any hints on how you made the gorgeous crib skirt?

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